Narcissistic Personality Disorder: The Psychotherapy Challenge

Mark Cogburn
Jul 27 2017 - 11:30am
College of Nursing, Room 470


Dr. Cogburn is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. He lectures and provides clinical supervision in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship and the General Adult Psychiatry Program.  He  has undergraduate degrees in Applied Science and Educational Psychology, with graduate degrees in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Psychology. He has been a member of the Elsevier-Mosby Skills Project Update for the past three years, and has presented nationally and internationally on issues ranging from medical student and nursing student mental health to the negative effects of coercive youth coaching on normal child and adolescent development. In addition to being an Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist with Prescription Privileges, Dr. Cogburn is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Certified Addictions Registered Nurse-Advanced Practice (CARN-AP). He has recently served as the psychiatric consultant to the Willis-Knighton Health System Transplant Team, and is the medical director of the Willis-Knighton Addiction Recovery Center. His theoretical perspective is influenced by his experience and intellectual curiosity about the power of parenting styles across the lifespan. Dr. Cogburn is the Director of the Student Mental Health Service at LSUHSC-Shreveport and is a member of the LSUHSC-Shreveport Medical School Admissions Committee.  Prior to joining LSUHSC-Shreveport, he served as the Clinical Coordinator of the Willis-Knighton Institute of Behavioral Medicine Child and Adolescent In-Patient Program.

Dr. Cogburn’s Presentation is titled: Narcissistic Personality Disorder – The Psychotherapy Challenge.  Clients who present with Narcissist Personality Disorder provide numerous challenges in psychotherapy. The intense manifestations of transference and countertransference can significantly interfere with successful outcomes. His presentation will focus on how the psychiatric nurse practitioner can anticipate treatment conflicts, stay mindful in the face of piercing rejection by the client, and use evidenced-based strategies to increase the chances of achieving clinical success.

Live-stream is available for this event. Link will be active on the day of the presentation.

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